Jean B. Black, Delavan (1939 - 2014)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

December 2, 1939 - July 24, 2014

Jean B. Black, age 74, of Delavan, WI, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI. She was born on Dec. 2, 1939, the daughter of Floyd and Cecil (Mauldin) Blashfield. Jean was united in marriage to Wallace Black. He preceded her in passing on Aug. 21, 1996. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Delavan, WI. Jean was an author of over 250 fiction and non-fiction books for children and worked in the publishing industry for over half a century. She also was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Aram Public Library Board and Masterpiece Chorale.

Jean is survived by her children, Winston (Emily Reiner) Black of MA, and Chandelle (Diego) Arambula of CA; step-daughter, Cindy Black of FL; three grandchildren: Gabriel Black, Camila and Lola Arambula; two sisters, Elizabeth Blashfield of Elkhorn, and Carol Rawlins of CA, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST in Delavan, WI, with Rev. Laura McLeod officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship will be established. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com.


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